The Happening That’s Happening From the IE to the OC!
If you are like most of us here at Kessler Alair Insurance you work hard to play hard. For many of us filling our weekends with fun family activities is first priority when we clock out on Friday evening. Spring time often has families looking for fun things to do as the days are longer and warmer. Having our offices located in Newport Beach, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland California gives us a wide variety of events to choose from. Of course one of the best things about Southern California is the fact that you can go snowboarding in the morning and sit on the beach to watch the sunset all in the same day.
Whether you are in the Inland Empire or in Orange County and you are looking for a great thing to do this month here are a few ideas:
What to do in the Inland Empire?
April 4 - Claremont's Spring Celebration - Free Event on April 4th. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd, 10:30 sharp. The siren marks the start of the candy egg hunt. Entertainers, Crafts, Contests, Games, and a Petting Zoo will be available. Co-sponsored by City of Claremont and Rotary Club of Claremont. Call 909.399.5490 for more info. http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/ps.leisurerecreation.cfm?ID=1742
April 10 - Senior Center Prom at Fontana Community Senior Center. The dinner is from 5:00 - 6:00 and the dance starts at 6:00 and goes until 9:00. For more information, call 909.854.5151 or go to www.fontana.org.
April 11 - City of Fontana Job Fair, Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Doors Open at 9 am at the Fontana Community Senior Center, 16710 Ceres Ave. Recruiting for seasonal and year-round part-time positions within the City of Fontana. For more information call 909.349.6900 or go to www.fontana.org/jobs
April 18-26 - The Taming of the Shrew at Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre. This production is a great mix of familiar and new talents to the Lewis Family Playhouse stage. The show opens April 18th and runs until April 26 with tickets ranging from $16 to $20. For more information or to purchase tickets call the box office at 909.477.2752 or go to www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com
March 12th thru April 13th - Circus Vargas - Arle Quin. A boy dreams of joining the circus! When night falls, a myriad of colorful characters fill his sleep, among them, the magical Arle Quinn, a harlequin who serves as both guide and friend and shows him the beauty, wonder and awe that await him under the Big Top! Aerialists, acrobats, and clowns engulf you from the moment you enter the Circus Vargas! Starts at 7:30 pm. http://www.showclix.com for tickets.
April 23 - Upland Chamber of Commerce Gourmet Golf Tournament at 9:00 am. Sierra LaVerne Country Club. 9:00 am is the Registration and Putting Contest Start and 11:00 am is the Shotgun Start. To golf or for sponsorship information, contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at 909.204.4465. http://www.uplandchamber.org/cwt/External/WCPages/WCEvents/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=579
April 24-26 - Upland Lemon Festival - Opens Friday, April 24th at 3:00 pm. Located at 60 E. 9th St. in Upland. The Metrolink offers $10 passes for unlimited travel, check out www.metrolinktrains.com . The festival is a fun celebration for all ages offering carnival rides and games, bands to enjoy, contests for the fun of it and the Lemon Idol Competition. There will be food galore, with a crafter's village. For more info go to www.uplandlemonfestival.com
April 25 - Community Day of Service - Give back, when you are giving to your community, you're giving to yourself. Grab a rake, a broom, or a trash bag. Join the members of churches and the Upland Community Service Council in picking up and beautifying Upland on April 25th. Last year, that extra help our community needed came from people of all ages from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, St. Anthony's Catholic Church and many volunteers who just came out to help. For example, they joined residents of the Upland Housing Authority units to weed, trim overgrown bushes, and to spread mulch. For more information, please call Recreation and Community Services at 909.931.4280.
Ongoing Monthly Events in the Upland area:
Claremont Farmer's and Artisan's Market - Every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. A "must see" during weekly strolls on Sunday mornings. Sponsored by The Claremont Forum. Located on Second Street between Indian Hill Blvd. and Yale Ave. Free Admission. Phone - 909.626.3066. www.ClaremontForum.org
Farmer's Market Night- Thursdays from April to October. The market starts at 5:00 pm and extends in every direction in Historic Downtown Upland from the corner of 2nd Avenue and 9th Street. You can also shop vendors and local stores, and enjoy live music and other entertainment. www.yelp.com/biz/2nd-avenue-market-night-in-downtown-upland-upland
Preschool Story time - Every Tuesday at 11:15 am and 1:30 pm, March 31st thru May 12th at the Upland Public Library. For children ages three to five. This story time presents children's literature through picture books, flannel board stories, puppets, songs, and simple crafts. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes. This is an independent story time. For more info - 909-931-4205. http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/Children/index.asp
Bilingual Story time - Every Monday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm beginning March 30th. Hola! Venga (come) join us for Bilingual story time! Stories will be read in English and in Spanish at the Upland Public Library. Call 909-931-4205. http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/details/index.asp?ID=542
Teen Games - First Thursday of the month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, March, April and May. Get your game on with our brand new Wii-U! Play games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.! *May's Teen Games will take place on Thursday, May 14th. Upland Public Library. Call 909-931-4205. http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/Teens/index.asp
Basic Computer Classes - Every Monday, 3:00 pm at The Brodie Room. Not sure how to use a computer? These classes are for you! Learn how to use a computer on one of the LIbrary's Chromebooks. The classes will cover logging on and off, using the keyboard and touchpad, browsing the web using Google Docs, and file saving. You will also learn how to set up a Google Account and Gmail address and write a resume. More info - call the Upland Public Library at 909-931-4205. http://www.uplandpl.lib.ca.us/asp/Site/Library/Programs/details/index.asp?ID=545
Ongoing Events in Rancho Cucamonga:
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - Tops is a group of individuals that meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:00 pm at the Rancho Cucamonga Senior Center. The common purpose is to lose weight safely. At TOPS, everyone has different hopes and dreams, different health conditions and weight loss goals. TOPS helps people meet their individual needs through group support. For more information call Charlene Gunderson at 909.948.2029 or go to www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/cs/hs/community.asp
5 on 5 Basketball League - Men & Women - Sunday and Monday evening leagues are available for both recreational and competitive players of all ability levels. All games are played at the RC Family Sports Center. Registration is taken as a team. Call 909.477.2785. www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/cs/sports/adults/default.asp
Free Computer Classes - Archibald and Biane Libraries offering free classes covering a variety of computer-related topics such as Word, Excel, Power Point, EBay, Google and basic computer skills. Classes at Archibald are on Tuesdays at 6 pm and at Biane Library on Wednesdays at 6 pm and 1st Saturday of the month at 10 am. www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/tech.asp
Strength Training Class- Every Thursday 9-10am - Come and join Reebok's FREE Body Weight Train & Conditioning class from 9am-10am. 18 and older. All participants will receive a 15% off purchase coupon. Please call store to sign up! (909) 463-0739 http://www.victoriagardensie.com/event/strength-training-class/2145450385
Farmer’s Market Terra Vista Town Center - Every Thursday Rain or Shine! Come see the fresh fruits, vegetables and more on Thursdays and soon Saturdays at Terra Vista Town Center. 3 pm to 7 pm in the Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour parking lot. http://www.terravistatowncenter.com/wp-content/uploads/Farmers-Market-Ad-1.jpg
Victoria Garden’s Farmers Market- Every Friday 10am to 2pm- Held on South Mainstreet there are vendors with specialty food and craft items.
Complimentary Yoga - Every Saturday- Join Lululemon Athletica every Saturday for Yoga, perfect for all levels. Mats are available. 9:30am – 10:30am. 7369 Day Creek Blvd #F-102, Rancho Cucamonga. (909) 463-2308 ranchocucamonga-showroom [at] lululemon [dot] com
Storytimes at the Paul Biane Library in Rancho Cucamonga http://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/kids/stories.asp
What to do in Newport Beach?
April 2 - Wake Up! Newport - Breakfast with Homeland Security on April 2 at 7:15 am - 8:30 am at the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. This event features a special guest panel of speakers who will touch on important topics affecting our communities. Breakfast treats will be provided. This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating. Contact: Pam Smith - psmith [at] newportbeach [dot] com or call 909.729.4411. www.newportbeach.com/events/april-wakeup-homeland-security/
April 12-18 - National Library Week - Free Event held at Newport Beach Library at 1000 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach. The Newport Beach Public Library celebrates National Library Week with a full schedule of events all week long. Enjoy meeting long-distance swimmer and children's book author Lynne Cox, listening to award-winning jazz ensemble, "The Upside", or engaging in fun, interactive children's programs at all NBPL library locations. Don't miss hearing local leaders from City Council and the Board of Library Trustees read their favorite stories. www.newportbeachlibrary.org for full schedule of events.
April 23 - Become a Waterwise Gardener, Sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, April 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. This is a free event at the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room located at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach. This class is for residents to learn six ways to make your home garden California friendly. Some of the topics discussed will include "Planting the right plant in the right place" and "Using a holistic approach to gardening". Please RSVP at least one week prior to the class to reserve your place by calling 949.644.3195 or send an email to conservationinfo [at] newportbeachca [dot] gov. www.newportbeachca.gov
Ongoing Events in Newport Beach area:
Active Singles Adventures - Get involved in the sports you love with other active, healthy singles! Active Singles Adventures is Southern California's most active club for sports minded singles. Located at 3848 Campus Dr., Suite 203, Newport Beach. Call 949.251.9070 for more information. www.meetup.com
Sea Life Storytelling - every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9:45 am - 11 am. Join us for storytime, songs and play as we discover the wonders of the sea! Our interactive early childhood program (ages 3-5) includes crafts, a touch tank tour, hands-on activities and much more! Members - $2 per person/Non-members - $4 per person. Siblings under 18 mos. free. Located at 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport Beach. Call 949.675.8915. www.explorocean.org/events/
Sunset Cruise - Newport Beach, Every night. Choose from 1 of 2 cruises. The Fiesta Newport Beach Cruise includes live Latin Music, complimentary chips and salsa and an unlimited drink special of $15. The Newport Beach Sunset Cruise will also include the beautiful sunsets of Newport Beach. Each cruise is 1 1/2 hours. You will tour Newport Bay as well as the famous Newport Beach coastline. Upstairs sun deck, indoor salon and many other comforts are offered. Price $25. Location: Newport Landing/Newport Bay, 309 Palm St. Suite A. For more info call 949.675.0551. http://www.cruisenewportbeach.com
Saturday Fun Roll- Come join us every Saturday morning at 10:30a.m. We meet just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater and skate approximately 16 miles round trip. The pace is nice and easy and all ages and levels are welcome. We make several rest stops at various points to let everyone catch up. If you miss us at the beginning, just skate south on the beach path, we retrace the route back, so we'll eventually meet. We highly recommend that you wear all protective gear - at least wristguards and a helmet. Afterwards you can join us for lunch in or around downtown Huntington Beach. http://www.funroll.com/SatRolls/saturdayrolls.htm
We are not all about insurance policies here at Kessler Alair, family is VERY important too. If you know of some family fun that should be added to this list for the IE to the OC then please let us know with a note! Send us a picture of you at these events to share with us to share on FB. Have a great time making memories with your Family!